Currency of Hungary: Hungarian forint, today's rate Ft
The Hungarian Forint is the currency of Hungary. The code of Hungarian forint is HUF. We use Ft as symbol of Hungarian forint. The Hungarian Forint is divided in 100 fillérs. HUF is regulated by Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary).
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- the Hungarian forint was introduced in 23 Jul 1946 (75 years ago).
- There are 6 coins for the Hungarian forint ( Ft5 , Ft10 , Ft20 , Ft50 , Ft100 and Ft200 ),
- the Hungarian forint has 6 banknotes ( Ft500 , Ft1000 , Ft2000 , Ft5000 , Ft10000 and Ft20000 )
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The Hungarian Forint
Do you know what 400,000,000,000,000,000,000 Pengoes are worth? At the end of its brief life as coinage in 1946, that was the value of 1 Forint… Hungary suffered a period of hyperinflation in the mid-20th century, surpassed only by Yugoslavia a few years later. This wave of inflation began at the end of the war, when Hungary decided to pay off its debts by printing paper money. To begin with, the government tried to save face by introducing the Milpengoe (=1,000,000 Pengoes) in May 1946, and then the Bilpengoe (=1,000,000,000,000 Pengoes) in June of the same year, but the effort failed.
The Hungarian word, Forint, derives from the word Florin, originally a coin minted in Florence. The Forint is subdivided into 100 Fillers, the name of which comes from the Austro-Hungarian word Heller, derived in turn from the German word vier meaning four.
Although Hungary ceased to be a monarchy after WWII, its former great national kings continue to appear on its banknotes: Mátyás (1443-1490), St. Stephan (967-1038), Róbert Károly (1288-1342), Ferenc Rákóczi II(1676-1735).
Current 10 and 100 Forint coin issues carry a coat of arms, and the 20 Forint coin is decorated with a Florentine Lily motif. Hungarian money has sometimes been minted in very original styles, such as the unconventional issue of square or rectangular commemorative coins, and even the issue of one coin as a semi-circular disc.
|Hungarian forint to Nigerian naira||1 HUF = 1.3549 NGN|
|Hungarian forint to Philippine peso||1 HUF = 0.1659 PHP|
|Hungarian forint to UAE dirham||1 HUF = 0.0121 AED|
|Hungarian forint to Saudi riyal||1 HUF = 0.0124 SAR|
|Hungarian forint to British pound||1 HUF = 0.0024 GBP|
|Hungarian forint to Bangladeshi taka||1 HUF = 0.2793 BDT|
|Hungarian forint to Malaysian ringgit||1 HUF = 0.0139 MYR|
|Hungarian forint to Indonesian rupiah||1 HUF = 47.7290 IDR|
|Hungarian forint to Kuwaiti dinar||1 HUF = 0.0010 KWD|
|Hungarian forint to South African rand||1 HUF = 0.0487 ZAR|
|Indian rupee to Hungarian forint||1 INR = 4.0762 HUF|
|euro to Hungarian forint||1 EUR = 359.1380 HUF|
|US dollar to Hungarian forint||1 USD = 303.7134 HUF|
|Pakistani rupee to Hungarian forint||1 PKR = 1.8780 HUF|
|Romanian leu to Hungarian forint||1 RON = 73.0240 HUF|
|UAE dirham to Hungarian forint||1 AED = 82.6838 HUF|
|Saudi riyal to Hungarian forint||1 SAR = 80.9650 HUF|
|British pound to Hungarian forint||1 GBP = 421.7031 HUF|
|Bangladeshi taka to Hungarian forint||1 BDT = 3.5808 HUF|
|Nigerian naira to Hungarian forint||1 NGN = 0.7381 HUF|